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What We Do



OTCF has awarded over 7 million dollars in grants to projects in our Valley from various donor advised funds and donations to the Foundation.
As a community foundation, we hold multiple funds with specified purposes. Some of those funds are focused on a priority area
as defined by a donor, other are in response to community needs, and others are for individual scholarships.

Our grants are specifically for our service area, including the Nebraska Panhandle and Eastern Wyoming 

Please refer to our GRANT APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENT POLICY before applying (see button below) 

Please email us at with any questions. Thanks!

Grant Deadlines: February 1 | June 1 | October 1


2024 - Current Grant Amount Awarded: $66.048.00 (thru Feb. 2024)

  • Riverside Discovery Center / Large Cat Exhibit - Awarded $15,000
  • Omaha Conservancy of Music - String Sprouts / Sponsorship of Strings Scottsbluff/Gering concert - Awarded $5,000
  • Scottsbluff Schools Foundation / Update Scottsbluff High School auditorium - Awarded $25,000
  • Village of Potter / 1917 Theater and Community Civic Center / Renovation of the historic theater - Awarded $5,000
  • Potter's Wheel Ministries / Renovate two apartments for transitional housing - Awarded $5,000
  • Community Christian / Purchase of electric piano for music dept. - Awarded $1,048
  • Post Playhouse / Improvements of technical infrastructure of historic building - Awarded $10,000

Past Grants

Our Impact - 2023

  • Funds Managed by OTCF


  • Community Grants Awarded


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Net Assets


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